The Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI, Kyoto University, Ujigawa Open Laboratory will hold a lecture on “Study on the municipal water and environmental carry capacity and improvement strategies for a sustainable development in China” by Prof. Zhang Xinhua of the State Key Laboratory of Hydraulics & Mountain River Engineering, Sichuan University, P.R. China.
As the progresses of urbanization, short-term and long-term national-wide large scale economic developing planning or zoning, China is facing more and more water and environmental related problems. For instance, serious water pollution, degradations of river eco-biological systems, water shortages, and etc. are to be a bottleneck for the sustainable economic development in China and other developing countries. In order to maintain a harmony status between water resources and economic development, especially to keep the health of river eco-biological system, it is necessary to study the municipal water and environmental carry capacities so that the scales and quantities of regional development schemes or scenarios are within the carry capacities. A case study was conducted in Du-yun city, Guizhou province. In this study, control units, consists of different boundaries of a river basin and its sub-basins, different administrative areas and river function zones are proposed for a better control and management of basin scale point sources and non-point sources coming from our irrational activities conducted in industrial, farming and other economic products. In addition, better management strategies and effective control measures are also proposed for the local governments in their decision-making.
The lecture will be held at the Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI), Kyoto University, Ujigawa Open Laboratory, Research Center for Fluvial and Coastal Disasters, 1F Seminar Room 107.
You are cordially invited to attend the lecture.